Be the Boss Over Cancer

Cancer and Careers is collecting snapshots of the cancer experience by asking working people with cancer at all phases of their treatment and recovery to answer the same series of questions about their outlook, their work experience and advice they would give others. We invite you to read their stories and share your own.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Heptocellular Carcinoma (Primary Liver Cancer)
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Male/63
Type and Description of Treatments:
So far I have had one TACE procedure. (TransArtirialCatheterEblation)

How do you feel today?

I feel OK. I don't feel phyisically different, knowing that I have Cancer. I have been dealing with the side effects of Stage four Cirhosis of the Liver and chronic hepatitus-C for about 5 years. So I can't say that anything has really changed.

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I was Diagnosed with:
intermediate grade invasive ductal carcinoma
Employment Status:
full-time
Gender/Age:
Female/42
Type and Description of Treatments:
six months of chemo, followed by 30 radiation treatments... and I'm done!

How do you feel today?

Blessed. Relieved and yet still, honestly, a little anxious. Anxious that I could have to fight this battle again in the future. It was a long six months; but I realize I am very lucky... could have been a very different outcome, had I not found it so early. Glad that I don't have to drive 70 miles, 5 days a week for treatment, becaus...

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 1
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Female/52
Type and Description of Treatments:
Two Surgeries, six weeks radiation Therapy

How do you feel today?

I feel good!

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 3 NSC Lung Cancer Right lung
Employment Status:
PT - Consulting Practice
Gender/Age:
Female/66
Type and Description of Treatments:
In 2007, Etoposide and Carboplatin plus Radiation. Late 2008 Alimta along with prednisone to de...

How do you feel today?

I feel the best I have since diagnosis - oh maybe a little older but I have energy and stamina back. I can garden, clean house and am able to exercise. I feel blessed that I am doing so well at the 5 year mark.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma, lobular
Employment Status:
Full
Gender/Age:
Female/49
Type and Description of Treatments:
I had a mammogram on 07/02/12 followed by an ultrasound. On 07/03/12 biopsy and then 07/05/12 dia...

How do you feel today?

I still don't believe I had cancer. Physically I feel good...mentally not quite there.

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I was Diagnosed with:
stage four inoperable
Employment Status:
working
Gender/Age:
Male/45
Type and Description of Treatments:

How do you feel today?

I feel fantastic!! I wanted to update everyone on my miracle book status. You can now purchase my book at tatepublishing.com from there select books and than type in "miracle a true story" by James D Richardson. I would like to thank everyone for their support and interest in the story. God bless you all!

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I was Diagnosed with:
Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Registered Nurse
Gender/Age:
Female/35
Type and Description of Treatments:
Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation.

How do you feel today?

I'm feeling sad, and not myself but trying to stay strong for my kids!

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I was Diagnosed with:
Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Female/27
Type and Description of Treatments:
I've had 6-cycles of ABVD, then 20 days of Radiotherapy. Treatment is still on going. I just fini...

How do you feel today?

I feel fine at the moment. I am now on ICE protocol and I feel like I have more energy for daily tasks compared when I was having ABVD. When I was on ABVD, I felt so tired and would be sleeping most of the time for a week after chemotherapy session.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 2B Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Female/61
Type and Description of Treatments:
I had surgeries followed by 7 months of chemotherapy and 7 weeks of radiation. I finished Chemo o...

How do you feel today?

I have a tremendous sense of relief that I have finished my course of treatment. Its been a year and perhaps because my diagnosis was on my birthday, my birthday this year was a time of reflection. My world has gotten brighter as the drugs have left my system, I had bad radiation burns, and those have healed. I hope to never sit in ano...

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage I Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Full-time
Gender/Age:
Female/54
Type and Description of Treatments:
Lumpectomy; medication. I refused radiation.

How do you feel today?

Today, I'm anxious and I'm tired of dealing with cancer. I got to work and spent an hour on cancer calls. Cancer takes a lot of time.

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